Advice for newly hatched chicks needed please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Vicky2479, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Vicky2479

    Vicky2479 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I need quick advice about some chicks I have hatching, I have them in a bator and was wondering if I
    1 - move the hatched ones to another bator while the rest hatch
    2 - leave them where they are
    3 - put them straight in the brooder box as they hatch and dry
    The first one hatched about 14 hrs ago
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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2015
  2. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can leave them in the incubator for a couple of days they can feed on the yolk...however I do take mine out and dip there beaks in water that has probiotics and electrolytes...but this is after they dry off and fluff up a bit...I would also have papertowel down and food sprinkled all over it for the birds to learn what food is...if you don't have any of the probiotics you can put some sugar and water and dissolve it and this will do for now...gets them a little spunk right off the bat...
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    hope this helps
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    X2 the above. I take mine out of the incubator and put them in a brooder as soon as they are dry.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I leave mine until the hatch is done, unless the hatch is delayed on the stragglers.
     

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